Rob Zemeckis To Direct The Wizard Of Oz Remake?

I guess it was just a matter of time. With Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland pulling in the big $1 billion at the box office, everyone wants to remake fairy tale movies. We’ve already seen the trailer for the new Red Riding Hood, and Sam Raimi is busy at work on Oz The Great and Powerful (a film I can’t wait to see). Now though, Warner Bros. is bringing back one of the best.

According to Deadline, WB wants to remake the 1939 version of the classic film, The Wizard Of Oz. Not only do they want to remake it but they want Rob Zemeckis to get behind the camera for it. Zemeckis has an impressive filmography but given that he is currently at work on the remake of The Yellow Submarine, it may be a while before he would be able to get to The Wizard of Oz.

As noted above, Zemeckis has some good stuff on his resume, I’m just not sure I’d want to see him handle the remake. In fact, I’m not even sure I’d want to see a remake at all. The film is pretty much perfect the way it is and a remake could ruin the legacy of the original.

What do you think? Should the film be remade?